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On a Clear Day You Can See Forever (1970)

A troubled young woman who visits a psychotherapist to help her quit smoking undergoes hypnosis and finds herself reliving a tragic Victorian romance from a past life.

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Daisy Gamble, an unusual woman who hears phones before they ring, and does wonders with her flowers, wants to quit smoking to please her fiancé, Warren. She goes to a doctor of hypnosis to do it. But once she's under, her doctor finds out that she can regress into past lives and different personalities, and he finds himself falling in love with one of them. Written by Kathy Li

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17 June 1970 (USA)  »

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$10,000,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

The opening flower sequence includes tulips (red & creme), geraniums (red), hyacinths (pink), irises (purple), roses (red), and daffodils (yellow). See more »

Goofs

The telephone ring in Chabot's office is not a typical Bell company ring, even though the story is supposedly set in New York. See more »

Quotes

Warren Pratt: You? That's incest!
Tad Pringle: We're only related by marriage.
Warren Pratt: What other way is there?
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Connections

Referenced in The Simpsons: On a Clear Day I Can't See My Sister (2005) See more »

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What Did I Have That I Don't Have?
Lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner
Music by Burton Lane
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Barbra is so Barbra and that's why the movie is there.
20 January 2003 | by (Indianapolis, IN) – See all my reviews

The critics savaged this one, so it must be good. Personally, I love it. Barbra is so Barbra and that's why the movie is there in the first place. Kvetching between her overbearing fiancé and a psychiatrist who is in love with the girl she used to be, literally, she sings to flowers and makes them grow and finds lost things and, oh yes, the phone is about to ring.

A young Jack Nicholson is her free spirited step-brother, and though he would not emerge as a star for several more years, he's every inch the Nicholson you know and love. There are great turns by Bob Newhart and Yves Montand, both a little stiff as you would expect, but in the end, Clear Day is exhilarating and uplifting. The DVD edition is manna from heaven, since widescreen is the only way to view good cinema, and the soundtrack is flawless in digital.


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